Covid-19 in the U.K. Decoding the Anti-lockdown Argument

Paul Dodenhoff examines the lack of reasoning regarding the Covid-19 anti-lockdown stance currently in Britain
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Yohei Sasakawa – WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairman of Sasakawa Health Foundation speaking at the 3rd of the “Don’t Forget Leprosy” webinar series organized by Sasakawa Health Foundation on Dec 2. Credit: Stella PaulBy Stella PaulHyderabad, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) As 2021 nears its end, public health systems worldwide remain severely strained by COVID 19, which is showing no sign of ending. But even as countries battle to control the deadly pandemic, they must also maintain the progress made against other diseases, including leprosy, global leprosy experts and advocates have urged...
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By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) As the world observes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, we honour the leadership of persons with disabilities and their tireless efforts to build a more inclusive, accessible and sustainable world. At the same time, we resolve to work harder to ensure a society that is open and accommodating of all. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaAn estimated 690 million persons with disabilities, around 15 per cent of the total population, live in the Asia-Pacific region. Many of them continue to be excluded from socio-economic and political participation...
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by Meghan C. Halley Note: The following editorial was recently published in the American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 21, Issue 12 (2021). In this issue, Lynch and colleagues (2021) discuss lessons learned from the “Operation Warp Speed” response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States—both about what to do and what not to do for non-pandemic diseases. In outlining these lessons, the authors provide a cogent and well-reasoned set of recommendations for advocates and policymakers seeking to advance biomedical research in a particular disease area.…
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This is a guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. It has been updated (29th November 2021) to reflect the current situation with regards to COVID-19 in the UK.
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This guidance aims to help occupational therapists and social workers keep people with learning disabilities and autistic adults safe, while at the same time protecting and promoting people's rights wherever possible. It has been updated (29th November 2021) to reflect the current situation with regards to COVID-19 in the UK.
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CONCLUSIONS: Patients who received spinal anesthesia for awake spine surgery experienced short stays in the hospital, no readmissions, patient satisfaction, and well-controlled pain. The results of this study have validated the growing body of literature that demonstrates that awake spine surgery with spinal anesthesia is safe and associated with superior outcomes compared with traditional GA. Additionally, the ability to address chronic debilitating conditions, such as spinal conditions, with minimal use of valuable resources, such as ventilators, proved useful during the COVID-19 pandemic and could be a model should othe...
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This report summarises the concerns raised, including NHS preparedness, government response, the impact on various population groups, the impact on frontline staff, inequalities and discrimination and more.ReportPeople's Covid Inquiry
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Discussion Patients with MS are affected by postacute sequelae of COVID-19. Preexisting severe neurologic impairment or mental health problems appear to increase this risk. These findings can have implications in tailoring their post–COVID-19 rehabilitation.
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This study aims to assess the efficacy of e-Yoga as a treatment option for these patients in need.METHODS: This is a single-center, parallel-group prospective randomized, open-blinded end-point trial. Patients aged between 30 to 50 years will be recruited from the members of Antardhwani: A society of ankylosing spondylitis, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The yoga experts will administer a scientifically developed and validated Yoga module via e-Yoga modalities. A total of 135 patients will be recruited and randomly allocated to Yoga and control groups. Data will be recorded at baseline and three months on disease activity, degree of ...
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J Oral Biol Craniofac Res. 2022 Jan-Feb;12(1):121-153. doi: 10.1016/j.jobcr.2021.10.010. Epub 2021 Nov 13.ABSTRACTTwo-thirds of the world population do not have access to safe, affordable and timely surgery. This global surgical crisis largely affects low and middle-income countries, and it will surpass the challenges created by communicable diseases. The barriers of access to surgery range from cost of surgery and patient transportation to availability and quality of surgical infrastructure and providers. Mercy Ships is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) providing free world-class life-saving and life-transforming surg...
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